Maine HS Hockey – Final Class A Top 7: #1 Thornton Academy Claims Third State Title

Nathan Fournier
Nathan Fournier
Nathan has been covering college, junior, and high school hockey for the last six years for numerous publications. You can follow him on Twitter @jrhockeywriter.

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Maine Class A Top 7

1Thornton Academy31740
2South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete41290
5Edward Little21540

No. 1 Thornton Academy captured its third Class A state championship with a 5-3 win against South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete. They took out sixth-seeded Bangor 3-2 in the state semifinals and skated by Marshwood/Sanford/Traip by the same score in the quarters.

No. 2 South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete pulled off an upset en route to a championship appearance defeating top-seeded Falmouth 5-1 in the state semifinals. The Red Riots cruised past 2022 state champions Scarborough 4-0 in the quarterfinals.

No. 3 Falmouth had an outstanding regular season going 16-2 and breezed past Lewiston 8-1 in the quarterfinals. Their attempt at a third Class A state championship ended in the semifinals with the loss to South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete.

No. 4 Bangor got hot at the end of the regular season to earn the No. 6 seed. The Rams upset the third-seeded Edward Little Red Red Eddies 4-2 in the Class A quarterfinals. Bangor’s season came to an end against Thornton.

No. 5 Edward Little had another strong season but it didn’t translate in the playoffs losing in the quarterfinals.

No. 6 Scarborough had its highs during the regular season but couldn’t defend the Class A state championship with a quarterfinal loss to South Portland and company.

No.7 Marshwood/Traip/Sanford had an outstanding regular season and nearly pulled off the upset against Thornton in the quarterfinals.

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